Matthew 5:7
New International Version
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

New Living Translation
God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

English Standard Version
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Berean Study Bible
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Berean Literal Bible
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.

New American Standard Bible
"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

King James Bible
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Christian Standard Bible
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

Contemporary English Version
God blesses those people who are merciful. They will be treated with mercy!

Good News Translation
"Happy are those who are merciful to others; God will be merciful to them!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The merciful are blessed, for they will be shown mercy.

International Standard Version
"How blessed are those who are merciful, because it is they who will receive mercy!

NET Bible
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

New Heart English Bible
Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed are they who show mercy, for mercies will be upon them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed are those who show mercy. They will be treated mercifully.

New American Standard 1977
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

American King James Version
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

American Standard Version
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed the merciful, for they shall find mercy.

English Revised Version
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Weymouth New Testament
"Blessed are the compassionate, for they shall receive compassion.

World English Bible
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

Young's Literal Translation
'Happy the kind -- because they shall find kindness.
Study Bible
The Beatitudes
6Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. 8Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 17:28
They brought beds, basins, and earthen vessels, as well as wheat, barley, flour, roasted grain, beans, lentils,

2 Samuel 22:26
To the faithful You show Yourself faithful, and to the blameless You show Yourself blameless,

Psalm 18:25
To the faithful You show Yourself faithful, to the blameless You show Yourself blameless,

Proverbs 11:17
A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.

Proverbs 11:25
A generous soul will prosper, and he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 6:15
But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.

Matthew 18:33
Should you not have had mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had on you?'

James 2:13
For judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Treasury of Scripture

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

are.

Matthew 6:14,15
For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: …

Matthew 18:33-35
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? …

2 Samuel 22:26
With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright.

for.

Hosea 1:6
And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.

Hosea 2:1,23
Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah…

Romans 11:30
For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:







Lexicon
Blessed [are]
Μακάριοι (Makarioi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3107: Happy, blessed, to be envied. A prolonged form of the poetical makar; supremely blest; by extension, fortunate, well off.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

merciful,
ἐλεήμονες (eleēmones)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1655: Full of pity, merciful, compassionate. From eleeo; compassionate.

for
Ὅτι (Hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

they
αὐτοὶ (autoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

will be shown mercy.
ἐλεηθήσονται (eleēthēsontai)
Verb - Future Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1653: To pity, have mercy on. From eleos; to compassionate.
(7) The merciful.--The thought is the same as that afterwards embodied in the Lord's Prayer. They who are pitiful towards men their brethren are ipso facto the objects of the divine pity. The negative aspect of the same truth is presented in James 2:13. In this case, the promised blessing tends to perpetuate and strengthen the grace which is thus rewarded. No motive to mercy is so constraining as the feeling that we ourselves needed it and have found it.

Verse 7. - Our Lord here turns more directly to the character of his followers in relation to men; and in the next three Beatitudes mentions particulars which might be suggested by the sixth, seventh, and ninth commandments. The merciful (οἱ ἐλεήμονες). The mercy referred to here is not so much the almost negative quality which the word usually suggests to us (not dealing harshly, not inflicting punishment when due, sparing an animal or a fellow-man some unnecessary labour), as active kindness to the destitute and to any who are in trouble (cf. Matthew 9:27; Matthew 15:22; Matthew 17:15; Mark 5:19). As compared with οἰκτίρμονες (Luke 6:36), it seems to lay more stress on the feeling of pity showing itself in action and not only existing in thought. To this statement of our Lord's, that they who show mercy to those in need shall themselves be the objects of mercy (i.e. from God) in their time of need, many parallels have been adduced, e.g., by Wetstein. Rabbi Gamaliel (? the second, circa A.D. ), as reported by Rabbi Judah (circa A.D. ), says (Talm. Bab., 'Sabb.,' 151 b), on Deuteronomy 13:18, "Every one that showeth mercy to others, they show mercy to him from heaven, and every one that showeth not mercy to others, they show him not mercy from heaven;" cf. also ' Test. XII. Patr.:' Zab., § 8, "In proportion as a man has compassion (σπλαγχνίζεται) on his neighbour, so has the Lord upon him;" and, probably with reference to this passage, Clem. Rom., § 13, ἐλεᾶτε ἵνα ἐλεηθῆτε. (For the converse, cf. James 2:13.) Calvin remarks, "Hoc etiam paradoxon cum humano judicio pugnat. Mundus reputat beatos, qui malorum alienorum securi quieti suae consulunt: Christus autem hic beatos dicit, qui non modo ferendis propriis malis parati sunt, sed aliena etiam in se suscipiunt, ut miseris succurrant." 5:3-12 Our Saviour here gives eight characters of blessed people, which represent to us the principal graces of a Christian. 1. The poor in spirit are happy. These bring their minds to their condition, when it is a low condition. They are humble and lowly in their own eyes. They see their want, bewail their guilt, and thirst after a Redeemer. The kingdom of grace is of such; the kingdom of glory is for them. 2. Those that mourn are happy. That godly sorrow which worketh true repentance, watchfulness, a humble mind, and continual dependence for acceptance on the mercy of God in Christ Jesus, with constant seeking the Holy Spirit, to cleanse away the remaining evil, seems here to be intended. Heaven is the joy of our Lord; a mountain of joy, to which our way is through a vale of tears. Such mourners shall be comforted by their God. 3. The meek are happy. The meek are those who quietly submit to God; who can bear insult; are silent, or return a soft answer; who, in their patience, keep possession of their own souls, when they can scarcely keep possession of anything else. These meek ones are happy, even in this world. Meekness promotes wealth, comfort, and safety, even in this world. 4. Those who hunger and thirst after righteousness are happy. Righteousness is here put for all spiritual blessings. These are purchased for us by the righteousness of Christ, confirmed by the faithfulness of God. Our desires of spiritual blessings must be earnest. Though all desires for grace are not grace, yet such a desire as this, is a desire of God's own raising, and he will not forsake the work of his own hands. 5. The merciful are happy. We must not only bear our own afflictions patiently, but we must do all we can to help those who are in misery. We must have compassion on the souls of others, and help them; pity those who are in sin, and seek to snatch them as brands out of the burning. 6. The pure in heart are happy; for they shall see God. Here holiness and happiness are fully described and put together. The heart must be purified by faith, and kept for God. Create in me such a clean heart, O God. None but the pure are capable of seeing God, nor would heaven be happiness to the impure. As God cannot endure to look upon their iniquity, so they cannot look upon his purity. 7. The peace-makers are happy. They love, and desire, and delight in peace; and study to be quiet. They keep the peace that it be not broken, and recover it when it is broken. If the peace-makers are blessed, woe to the peace-breakers! 8. Those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake are happy. This saying is peculiar to Christianity; and it is more largely insisted upon than any of the rest. Yet there is nothing in our sufferings that can merit of God; but God will provide that those who lose for him, though life itself, shall not lose by him in the end. Blessed Jesus! how different are thy maxims from those of men of this world! They call the proud happy, and admire the gay, the rich, the powerful, and the victorious. May we find mercy from the Lord; may we be owned as his children, and inherit his kingdom. With these enjoyments and hopes, we may cheerfully welcome low or painful circumstances.
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